Lucien Hervé

1910 · France

Artist biography

Lucien Hervé is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in France. Lucien Hervé was born in 1910. Also born in France around 1910 and of the same generation are Alfred Manessier, Nicolas Schöffer and Pierre Soulages.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lucien Hervé is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland. The galleries exhibiting Lucien Hervé's work include Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, Galerie Maubert in Paris, and ArteF in Zurich. Lucien Hervé's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie La Forest Divonne | Brussels in Belgium (06 September 2018 until 20 October 2018) with the exhibition Abstraction du concret. Lucien Hervé's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie La Forest Divonne | Paris in France (29 October 2019 - 29 November 2019) with the name Group Exhibition and Galería José de la Mano in Spain (05 June 2019 - 31 July 2019) with the name HERVÉ EN ESPAÑA.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Lucien Hervé

Born in 1910, Lucien Hervé's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also tremendously influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the central expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative flowering.

Lucien Hervé

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